The veteran infielder said it was his decision to come out of the game, because he did not want to aggravate the injury any further. At least for now, Tulowitzki believes he will not require an MRI exam, and it's possible he'll play Wednesday in the Bronx.
"On the stolen base, my quad tightened up a little bit, grabbed me," Tulowitzki said. "I felt like I needed to get out of there, otherwise I could have done something I didn't want to do and put myself in jeopardy. That was my decision, and hopefully I'm good to go tomorrow. We'll see how sore it is."
Tulowitzki led off the seventh with a walk and later stole second base. He was stranded there and then came out of the game as Russell Martin went to second and Ryan Goins went to shortstop.
The 31-year-old Tulowitzki was set to undergo regular treatment involving ice later Tuesday night. Despite the day-to-day status, Tulowitzki seemed upbeat about the injury and does not appear to think it's anything severe.
"I think it was something that, I hadn't been moving around too much during the game, and then to get on it trying to steal a base, it just grabbed me," said Tulowitzki, who finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk. "But nothing more than that."
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